imported fire ant

noun

Definition of imported fire ant

  1. :  either of two mound-building South American fire ants (Solenopsis richteri and S. invicta) introduced into the southeastern U.S. that are agricultural pests and can produce stings requiring medical attention

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Circa 1949

First Known Use of imported fire ant

circa 1949


Medical Dictionary

imported fire ant

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noun im·port·ed fire ant \im-ˈpȯrt-əd-ˈfī(ə)r-ˌant\

Medical Definition of imported fire ant

  1. :  either of two mound-building South American fire ants of the genus Solenopsis (S. invicta and S. richteri) that have been introduced into the southeastern United States, are agricultural pests, and can inflict stings requiring medical attention

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